Democrat Socialists and The Long March through the Institutions
Ellis Washington, J.D. - 5/18/2013
“We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”
ASEM custom cooperation experts meet to boost trade
Shada Islam - 5/18/2013
European and Asian representatives will meet in Prague on May 15-17 to discuss ways of enhancing customs cooperation between the two regions.
Europe’s Permanent Recession
Prof. Peter Morici - 5/18/2013
On May 6, I wrote Europe was in danger of falling into a permanent recession—a depression.
The Nanny State - Macedonian style?
Sasha Uzunov - 5/18/2013
A Macedonian woman complained recently about how her Masters Degree from the prestigious Cambridge University was not enough to get her a job in academia in her homeland. It brought to the boil long simmering issues of nepotism and indirectly the concept of the Nanny State, hence the play on the headline above.
As a CEO, President Obama Gets an "F"
Prof. Peter Morici - 5/18/2013
CEOs of large organizations all face the same problem - driving their agendas in organizations too diverse and geographically dispersed to manage directly.
Obama and Erdogan Discuss Syrian Regime Change
Ron Coody - 5/18/2013
Last week entering my apartment complex in Istanbul I noticed the security guards intently watching something on their cell phones. Curious, I asked what was going on. They showed me scenes of emergency crews making their way through piles of smoking debris in southern Turkey near the Syrian border. Someone had exploded bombs they explained, killing at least 45 people. The proximity to Syria indicated the bombings were probably connected with the current Syrian civil war. "It's a sectarian war," the guard explained, "and there are now almost half a million Syrian refugees in Turkey who have fled the fighting. They have been placed in cities all across the country."
Syria: A Case of Humpty Dumpty
Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker - 5/18/2013
Syria today is a nation state that is in the midst of a terrible civil war in which some 82,000 of her citizens have died in the last twenty-eight months. Although the Sunni rebels have made impressive gains and bloodied the regime of Bashar al-Assad in significant ways, the regime, with the aid of its allies has showed itself to be pugnacious and resilient in its response to the rebellion. After almost two and a half years of fighting, the situation looks to be stalemated.
Benzene in Soft Drinks: A Question of Standards
Ross E. Getman, Esq. - 5/16/2013
As people are getting more concerned about diet pills, real issues have been found in the food we eat every day. In Australia and New Zealand, of the 68 samples tested, 38 beverage products contained trace levels of benzene. The levels detected ranged from 1 to 40 ppb. The Food Standards Agency of Australia and New Zealand explains: "The major sources of benzene exposure via air are tobacco smoke, automobile service stations, exhaust from motor vehicles (benzene is present at 1-2% in most petrol blends), and industrial emissions."
QR Codes: the Ubiquitous Content Management System
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 5/13/2013
QR (Quick Response) codes are graphical barcodes: square black dots arranged in a grid on a white background. Subject to the installation of an app, they can be scanned by devices such as smartphones and digital cameras and call up text, videos, audio snippets, and other digitized content. QR codes can be printed or pasted onto any flat surface: paper, walls, screens, or windows.
Would CAN elect Desmond Tutu President?
Prof. Dr Anthony A Kila - 5/13/2013
Emeritus Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, is arguably the most recognised African churchman in the world today. Even those who do not know his name or have a detailed knowledge of his activities and achievements will recognise the face of that ever-jovial old man Nelson Mandela once described as a ‘man in a dress’.
Forgiving Student Debt Won’t Help Students or Fix Colleges
Prof. Peter Morici - 5/13/2013
College is too expensive, graduates can’t find decent jobs and pay off their loans, and students, parents and educators all share in the blame. Now, President Obama proposes to forgive more student debt and that will make a bad situation worse.
Who Will Speak Up for the Little Ones
Ron Coody - 5/13/2013
Over the years my wife and I have joyfully welcomed five boys into the world. The oldest two now study at the university while the youngest continue to build Legos and lose teeth. Remembering that moment of our first son's birth still moistens my eyes twenty-one years later. We fed them, clothed them, burped them and bathed them in good times and bad, in sickness and health. That's no boast, it's just the way it was..by the grace of God, if you will...because it was the right thing to do.